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|WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: Miami Heat players, Dwyane Wade (L), LeBron James (R) attend an event to honor the NBA champion Miami Heat in the East Room at the White House on January 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama congratulated the 2012 NBA champions for claiming their third NBA Championship by beating the Boston Celtics. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in their Sunday best at the White House.
  • ​Two Big Ten punters killed in tragic automobile accident

    Nebraska senior punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in an automobile accident early Sunday morning near in Waukesha, Wisconsin, according to multiple reports. The Lincoln Journal Star’s Brian Christopherson reported a car Sadler was driving lost control on wet pavement. Foltz was named the Edelman-Fields Big Ten Punter of the Year last season, as well as the first-team Big Ten Punter by the media, coaches, AP and ESPN last season, per Corn Nation.

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  • Vettel ‘expected a bit more’ than fourth in Hungary

    Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari “expected a bit more” than fourth place in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix as Red Bull moved to within a point of the Italian marque in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship. Vettel claimed his second race win for Ferrari in Hungary last year, but was left to settle for P4 this time around after failing to pass Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo for third in the closing stages. The result extended Ferrari’s winless run in 2016, and allowed Red Bull to pull up just a point behind in the constructors’ championship. When asked by NBCSN if Ferrari now how to admit it was in a battle for second, Vettel said: “We never denied it! We have to fight Red Bull. “Our target is always

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  • After Falling For His Own Myth, McGregor's Upcoming Rematch At 170lbs Is Taking A Heavy Risk

    As Conor McGregor looked on at Jose Aldo at UFC 200, he wanted to let everyone know he’s still here, that he’s made his mark. He’s was used to leaving marks on opponents, but his own myth has left its mark on him. It was a rare appearance before UFC 202 where he intends to right a wrong, a wrong he did to himself. No sooner had Aldo hit the floor than Conor brought the featherweight division to a standstill, with his ambitious desires for solidifying his legacy as a double UFC title holder. Those same desires were then stalled, somewhat by Dos Anjos’ injury, leading to McGregor’s invincibility being scuttled at the hands of Nate Diaz, but Conor also stifled his own ambitions. The idea was simple

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  • Les Miles issues statement on wreck that claimed lives of MSU, Nebraska punters, injured LSU’s kicker

    A tragedy that struck the Michigan State and Nebraska football communities has also touched LSU’s. On their way home from a kicking camp overnight, Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in a car accident in Wisconsin this weekend.  Additionally, LSU placekicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in the crash that claimed the players’ lives. Delahoussaye has since been released from an area hospital after sustaining burns to his legs and lacerations that required stitches.  LSU issued a press release revealing a couple of details surrounding the accident: The car crash occurred at 11:43 p.m. on Saturday on Beaver Lake Road. According to the Waukesha County

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  • DeMarcus Cousins looks to make most of chance with US basketball team

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins considers the thought, and one of the NBA’s most recognizable scowls quickly turns into a bright smile. Without saying a word, it’s clear he agrees: For the first time under Mike Krzyzewski, the U.S. Olympic basketball team has a genuine offensive weapon in the middle. The Americans might even have the best center in the world. Cousins had 14 points and 15 rebounds in just 16 minutes of the Americans’ exhibition opener, a 111-74 victory over Argentina. The Sacramento Kings star can score inside and out, and gives the U.S. a dimension it hasn’t had while winning the last two gold medals. “DeMarcus is going to be a force in Rio,” teammate Klay Thompson said. The

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  • Lou Lamoriello and Maple Leafs: 5 things we’ve learned after a year

    Except this time, as I write about Lou Lamoriello, there’s considerably less shock, awe, Eastern Conference plate tectonics and bafflement. Growing up as a New Jersey Devils fan, imagining that Lamoriello would leave the general manager’s chair wasn’t too outrageous.

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  • Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Deserve Gold Medals for Their Synchronized Wrestling Routine

    A video posted by Kelly Ripa (@kellyripa) on Jul 24, 2016 at 3:07pm PDT Hey Olympics committee, is it too late for these two to join the team? As Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos enjoyed a weekend getaway, the Hollywood couple took time to savor the great outdoors with some quality pool time. Instead of simply dipping their feet into the shallow end or relaxing on a giant inflatable swan, the pair decided to get physical with an innocent game of wrestling. "Synchronized wrestling is going to be the hottest sport at this years Olympics," Kelly joked on Instagram as video captured the duo having some fun. "Participants must be over 45 and have protective eyewear. #rio here we come." With the Rio games

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  • Ready or Not: Rio Olympics open doors at Athletes Village

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Ready or not, the Rio Olympics are opening their doors. The Games begin in just over two weeks, but the Athletes Village opens officially on Sunday, meaning 10,500 athletes and another 7,000 staff members will start trickling into the luxurious layout, with the pace picking up daily until the Aug. 5 opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium. The 31-building compound should pamper the world’s best. It’s set among tennis courts, soccer fields, seven swimming pools — with mountains and the sea as a backdrop — and topped off by a massive dining-kitchen compound that’s as large as three football fields. “I want to help all the athletes have a wonderful welcome to Brazil,” said Priscilla

    Washington Post
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  • Messi returns ahead of schedule, sporting golden hair (photo)

    Lionel Messi is back with Barcelona a week earlier than expected, as the Camp Nou set prepares to defend another La Liga title. That means Messi will be on the roster for the International Champions Cup, as Barcelona is slated to play Celtic, Leicester

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  • Mike Piazza reflects on memorable post-9/11 home run

    Piazza on his 9/11 HR: "The fact that people remember that is very touching. Not only was that a defining moment in Mike Piazza’s Hall of Fame career, it was a defining moment for a city and a country that was doing its best to collectively heal. Mike Piazza connects for a memorable home run on Sept. 21, 2001.

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  • Report: Yankees close to trading Aroldis Chapman

    The Yankees are believed to be close to trading closer Aroldis Chapman, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported on Saturday. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reported on Sunday that owner Hal Steinbrenner hasn’t given authorization to sell “top guys,” which would include Chapman. The Yankees told other clubs they’re holding onto reliever Andrew Miller. The Nationals and Indians have been the most aggressive in pursuit of Chapman. Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reported on Sunday that the Indians “have the best names on the table” for Chapman. ESPN’s Keith Law reported that the Nationals were offering prospects Erick Fedde and Koda Glover along with another unnamed prospect. The Giants and Cubs have

    HardballTalk
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  • NASCAR to police pit road speeds with expanded timing zones for Xfinity race

    INDIANAPOLIS – NASCAR will employ additional timing zones on pit road for today’s NASCAR Xfinity race and if all goes well, those timing zones will be used in Sunday’s Brickyard 400, NASCAR confirmed to NBC Sports. There will be 12 timing zones along pit road — up from six previously at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — for today’s Xfinity race. There will be a timing zone about every 3.5 pit stalls on average. Those are being added to limit drivers accelerating toward their pit stall and passing cars. That became a bigger issue after NASCAR penalized Martin Truex Jr. for passing Kevin Harvick on pit road during the Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway earlier this month. NASCAR experimented with

    NASCAR Talk
  • Jeff Gordon and Junior fans react at Indianapolis

    Several Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans offer their reaction to Jeff Gordon substituting for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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  • Iowa DE says he was held at gunpoint while playing Pokemon Go

    Iowa defensive lineman Faith Ekakitie (No. 56, above) nearly became a tragic combination of two of this nation’s hot button topics, according to a post on his Facebook page. Ekakitie says he was in an Iowa City park playing Pokemon Go when officers approached him with guns drawn, suspecting him of being involved in a nearby bank robbery. Ekakitie wrote his profile — a large black man dressed in black clothes — led five Iowa City officers to approach him, but the Hawkeye defender did not hear their approach due to having headphones in his ears — which led the officers to draw their guns. Ekakitie wrote police searched him before letting him go. “My pockets were checked, my backpack was opened

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  • Watch highlights of USA’s 111-74 rout of Argentina in exhibition game

    Argentina isn’t considered a medal contender heading into the Rio Olympics. Their golden generation — led by Manu Ginobili — has picked up a lot of speed on the downhill side of their careers at this point. They didn’t provide much of a challenge for Team USA in an exhibition game Friday night in Las Vegas, one won by the USA 111-74. Kevin Durant impressed playing with his new teammates in dropping 23 points, Paul George had 18, and the Americans had their way in the game. Which is what we’re going to see a lot of in Rio — the USA’s talent level is just steps above any other team in the tournament.

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  • The science of sweat: Giants use technology to stay hydrated in the heat

    NEW YORK – Giants manager Bruce Bochy remembers a time when ballplayers would combat the heat by putting cabbage leaves under their hats. Methods are a little more sophisticated these days. The Giants might play in a crisper drawer at AT&T Park, but they can’t escape hothouse ballparks when they play outside their division in the summer months. This weekend at Yankee Stadium, temperatures reached the upper 90s with the usual East Coast humidity. Every player on the field was a Sultan of Sweat. And that’s where Geoff Head, the Giants’ sports science specialist, comes in. When it comes to hydration, Head’s head is soaking with knowledge. Head collected sweat samples from each player both pre- and

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  • Chris Bosh's Playing Future Reportedly May Depend On Whether He Continues Taking Blood Thinners

    No one in the NBA is going through quite what Chris Bosh is. After two straight seasons cut short by sudden rare medical issues, Bosh is at a crossroads with his body, his team, and blood-thinning medications. A new report from the Miami Herald makes clear that Bosh is eager to return to the court, as he has been during this whole process.

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  • MLS Snapshot: Portland Timbers 1-2 LA Galaxy (video)

    The game in 100 words (or less): The LA Galaxy are firing on all cylinders these days, having extended their winning streak to four games (six games unbeaten) with a 2-1 victory over the defending MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Saturday. The win sees Bruce Arena’s side move to within two and five points of the Western Conference and Supporters’ Shield-leading Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas, respectively (the two sides face one another later on Saturday), while the Timbers miss out on their chance to jump two places, up to fourth, in the West. Back to Saturday’s game, Robbie Keane bagged the 80th goal of his time in MLS (to go with 44 assists, bringing the Irishman’s impressive

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  • Report: Las Vegas NHL team asked permission to speak with Capitals assistant GM

    It’s been 10 days since George McPhee was officially announced as general manager of the expansion Las Vegas franchise. Based on a report Friday, it appears he’s looking to possibly add a familiar face from the Washington Capitals to his staff. Building a front office beyond his position is among the top priorities on his list of things to get done, as that franchise prepares for key dates like next year’s expansion draft. There is a long history between McPhee and Mahoney from their days with Washington. Ross Mahoney was hired by McPhee to be the director of amateur scouting for the Caps which he did for 16 seasons before becoming assistant general manager. If you thought the team drafted well

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  • Red Sox analyst Remy struck by monitor as wind causes havoc

    “The incident, which was non-physical in nature, currently is under further investigation by the club,” general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. The White Sox clubhouse was open to reporters for only 20 minutes before it was closed for a team meeting before the game. Manager Robin Ventura did not discuss the incident later in his pregame availability. Right-hander Matt Albers started in Sale’s place and the White Sox planned to use multiple relievers.

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  • Johnny Cueto annoyed with Royals after White House snub

    Johnny Cueto played a key role in the Royals World Series win, but wasn’t invited to the White House celebration. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Johnny Cueto, who pitched a shutout for Kansas City in Game 2 of the World Series before joining the San Francisco Giants in the offseason, was also not extended an invitation to the event. And, like Gomes, he’s not happy about it.

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  • Nicholas Lindheim interview after winning Utah Championship

    Following his final-round 69 at the 2016 Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank, Nicholas Lindheim talks about the emotions from winning for the first time.

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  • 2016 NFL Preview: Jets' quarterback issue clouds everything else

    Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. When these rankings were set, I had no idea what to do with the New York Jets. The Ryan Fitzpatrick standoff is one of the stranger ones I can remember.

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  • Report: Celtics agree to guaranteed contract with Demetrius Jackson, partially guaranteed deal with Ben Bentil

    The Celtics are slowly but surely taking care of their eight (!) 2016 draft picks. They’ll sign No. 3 pick Jaylen Brown. No. 16 pick Guerschon Yabusele and No. 23 pick Ante Zizic will remain overseas. The Nos. 31 and 35 picks were traded for a future first-rounder on draft night. And Boston has reached terms with No. 45 pick Demetrius Jackson and No. 51 pick Ben Bentil. Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe: As second-rounders, neither Jackson nor Bentil count against the cap until signed. So, the Celtics — with a little cap space plus the room exception and minimum-salary exceptions available — might wait a while to officially sign either player. Jackson would give Boston 16 players — one more

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  • Greg Biffle’s Brickyard hopes end early after wreck

    Greg Biffle‘s hopes of a strong finish in the Crown Royal Presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard ended abruptly when his No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion was involved in a single-car wreck on Lap 52. “We blew a right-front tire and went straight into the fence,” Biffle said afterward.  “We were either real loose or real tight, and we just couldn’t get the balance right.  We’ve just got to get them to turn a little better.” Biffle subsequently added, “I don’t know what happened.  The right-front went down at the end of the straightaway.  That’s the worst possible place, but unfortunately it happened.”

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